The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the D.C. Metroplex airspace more efficient and improve access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal (BWI), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Manassas Regional-Harry P. Davis Field (HEF), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Martin State (MTN). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the D.C. Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA — D.C. Metroplex Design Team

$6.1 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.1 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

18.2 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

These are annual benefits expected to accrue upon completion of the NextGen near-term procedural improvements implemented by the FAA's Metroplex program. They are based on the FAA's preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvements compared to operations in a year before any improvements were made. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on a $2.85 per gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

D.C. Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,302 669 19 2,990
2010 2,298 605 20 2,923
2011 2,374 572 16 2,962
2012 2,310 566 18 2,894
2013 2,279 550 24 2,853
2014 2,189 548 23 2,760

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Scheduled Flights 2,173 2,172 2,166 2,103 1,904 2,001

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